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What was the powder? I used 64.5 grains of IMR-4320 in my .358" mildcat to get 2624 fps. I'm interested to know the volume of your cartridge, too. My mildcat holds 88.9 grains o' water once it's been fired...A 250-grain bullet at 2625 fps is a pretty big hammer for only 62 grains of powder.
True but I never understood if it was cup hardness or compound sensitivity. I use Fed almost exclusively. But I also use over power mainsprings. I have never used a primer because of a weak mainspring. Many weaken springs and switch to Fed for ignition but that is still wrong for accuracy. I found a Fed needs a strong impact like any other. I seen accuracy go away until I could not hit a thing until I changed the hammer spring.Bfshooter,
"Hard" and "soft" in the context of primers, unless the primer cup, specifically, is mentioned, usually means more or less difficult to ignite. Federal brass is often on the soft side the way you mean it, and I've seen people complain some of their factory magnum loads eject with the spent primer falling out because the head expanded so much on that first firing.